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Sunroof on 1998 chevy cavalier z24 won't close all the way

Sunroof won't close all the way

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    Sunroof won't close

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It can be faulty motor or loose wiring issue or faulty /weak sunroof controlling switch or there is some blockage for sunroof to come down to close or sunroof out of its track the headliner is out of its way.There re many possibilities.All this basics needs to be checked.For further troubleshooting,go through this help link:----
Click the link mentioned below:------
How to Manually Close the Sunroof ? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/how-to-manually-close-sunroof-on-2001.html

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Sunroof Stuck open? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2001-lexus-is300-sunroof-stuck-open.html

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How to manually close Sunroof on Navigator? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-manually-close-sunroof-on-2000.html

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This will help.
Thanks.

Posted on Jun 05, 2012

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier sunroof will not open

if the roof is stucked up pull at the rubber lining around the inside of the sunroof (the one that seems like its just for looks) near the control button. then pull down on the inner roof cover and you'll see the back of the control button. there is an electrical connection there. see if it has come apart,. also check out if the motor of the roof control is spinning.if it is not spinning then replace the motor to make it work.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 chevy cavalier exhaust bracket

soak bolts in oil for a day then you might be able to undo them ,engine oil in a conventional oil can and no silly spray.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the starter on a 1998 cavalier z24

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L SFI DOHC 4cyl - Repair Guide
Look at the the lower end of the engine behind the radiator.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.2L (VIN 4) Engine

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Fig. 1: Removal and installation of the starter-2.2L engine shown

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Fig. 2: Remove the starter electrical connections from the back of the starter

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Fig. 3: Remove the three bell-housing cover retaining bolts and ...

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Fig. 4: ... remove the bell-housing cover

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Fig. 5: Remove the starter support brace-to-engine bolt

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Fig. 6: The starter is retained by two bolts

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Fig. 7: Remove the bolts and ...

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Fig. 8: ... remove the starter from the engine

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Fig. 9: Note that the starter bolts are two different lengths, the longer one goes on the inside

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the electrical connections from the back of the starter.
  4. Remove the bell-housing cover.
  5. Remove the starter support bracket bolt from the engine block.
  6. Unfasten the starter motor-to-engine bolts, then carefully lower the starter.
  7. Remove the nuts/bolts that hold the starter support bracket to the starter.
To install:
  1. Transfer the starter support bracket to the new starter if the starter is being replaced.
  2. Raise the starter into position and secure the starter using the starter motor-to-engine bolts. Tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  3. Install the starter support bracket-to-engine bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  4. Install the bell-housing cover.
  5. Install the starter electrical connections on the back of the starter. Tighten the S terminal to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm) and the battery terminal to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  6. Carefully lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.
2.3L (VIN D) and 2.4L (VIN T) Engines

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Fig. 10: When installing the starter, tighten the mounting bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) on the 2.3L and 2.4L engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
  2. Detach the air inlet duct from the throttle body.
  3. Remove the top starter bolt.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the lower starter retaining bolt.
  6. If necessary, position the engine wiring harness aside.
  7. Position the starter to enable accese to the solenoid wiring, then detach the wiring.
  8. Remove the starter from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Raise the starter to the vehicle, then attach the wiring.
  2. Position the starter, then secure using the lower starter bolt. Tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm)
  3. If moved, reposition the engine wiring harness.
  4. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  5. Install the top starter bolt, then tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  6. Fasten the air inlet duct to the throttle body.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

I hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

Molson02536

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SOURCE: how to replace a timing chain 2000 chevy cavalier

I am familiar with that vehicle but generally with timing chain replacement, the engine needs full access for pulley and cover removal and in some cases the cylinder head requires removal.
Generally timing chains last so that they only need replacement at engine overhaul and it is not an economic proposition to have to replace a chain unless some relative degree of engine work is also required at that time. 

Engine timing chains generally have a tensioner on them which maintains tension, but some chains can wear significantly and cause timing cover to be "ground away" because of "slop".

If the engine is making the noisy rattle of the timing chain against the cover etc, I would schedule a top overhaul (head, machine, test and valve grind) with the chain replacement dependent on mileage with the degree of action.

Some simple simplex timing chains (type of chain similar to motor bike chain) may be replaced without dismantling the engines but I would expect your chain would be a "duplex" dual sprocket type, these are most common. 
These chains are not generally expensive but replacing them can involve a fair amount of work. 

Good Luck and hope this helps, Others will have different ideas.

Posted on May 04, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy cavalier Alternator Drive Belt diagram

Check out this link... better than a diagram, a photo.

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=309192

note: on my screen this guy's "purple" circle looks more like a light blue, maybe lavender.

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